Archives of Animal Rescue

ARDC Intern Rachel

ARDC Intern Rachel Vellanikaran

This week, we’d love you to meet our newest intern, Rachel Vellanikaran. Rachel is currently a sophomore at Emory University, where she’s studying biology. She is super passionate about animal health and sciences and hopes to pursue veterinary medicine after her undergraduate studies. On campus, she’s involved in the Emory Pawsitive Outreach Club, the Emory Undergraduate […]
Girl Scout with Siberian Husky

Shelter Pets Have Thrived During the Coronavirus – Why This Matters To You

Prior to the pandemic, the euthanasia rate among American animal shelters stood at about 4,000 pets/day, meaning that 1.2 million cats and dogs were put down annually. But since Covid-19, there has been an unprecedented demand for adoptable pets. In fact, both private rescue groups and taxpayer-funded animal shelters across the U.S. report having to scramble to meet […]
Community Outreach with Atlanta Police Department

The Importance of Community Outreach

Community-Building, outreach, & education are a huge part of advocating on behalf of the pets and people of the ATL, and helping to keep pets safely in homes, off the streets and out of shelters. We’re honored to partner with the Atlanta Police Department anti-cruelty unit, whose efforts are needed now more than ever. Many […]
Couple with Dog

Healthy Pets, Healthy People

As we highlight various elements of responsible pet care this month, the CDC has some wonderful resources on the subject, from how to choose the right pet to teaching children how to interact with animals. The article below covers these issues and so much more. We think it’s worth checking out. Thank you to our […]
Alicia with Her Dog Luna

Meet Our Intern Alicia Mercado

Meet our newest intern, Alicia Mercado. Alicia is a senior at Emory University, where she’s studying philosophy and psychology with a minor in ethics. She wants to pursue a career in nonprofits and make the world a better place in whatever small way possible. Alicia is passionate about sustainability and conservation, and loves animals! She has a […]
Atlanta Police Officers with ARDC Leashes

The Importance of Collaboration & Innovation

Collaboration & innovation are key to problem-solving – with nonprofits, government, & the private sector. Animal control services everywhere are consistently under-resourced, so, along with Georgia State University Recreational Services, we made dog leashes from re-purposed climbing rope and then distributed them to Atlanta’s finest (City of Atlanta Police Department). These leashes, which can easily […]
Map of Atlanta's Veterinary Practices

We’ve Heard of Food Deserts. But What’s a Vet Care Desert?

Check out this map of Atlanta, broken down by zip code, with the median income of each in the key on the bottom right. The number inside each area on the map shows the number of veterinary practices (that are “googleable”) in that zip code. What trends or patterns do you see, and do you […]
Jackie Jaffe

Reflections on a Virtual Internship with Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe

My Remote Internship: Exploring the New Normal with Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe June 04, 2020 by Jackie Jaffe This past week has been one that I’ll never forget. I’ve learned about non-profit operations, marketing, and so much more…all from the comfort of my home. On Tuesday, May 26th, I began my remote DukeEngage internship with Atlanta […]